New Delhi, Jan. 11 -- With the government's proposal of 10% reservation in educational institutions, including medical colleges, for economically backward people in the general category, being cleared by Parliament on Wednesday, authorities foresee another anti-quota stir such as the Anti-Mandal agitation, which had taken place in 2006.

Many academicians, especially those in medical institutions, said the step is a politically motivated one and will trigger resistance from students. "This decision seems like vote bank politics. The working class will be unhappy and students may come out on to the streets to protest as medical seats will further shrink. This is not in favour of middle class medical aspirants," said Dr A.K. Chandna, member...